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MAXWELL LAUNCHES HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 8 PM

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Atlantic City, NJ (July 23, 2018) – Today, Maxwell announces his “NIGHT” tour, a 50-date trek to many of North America’s top theatres, including a stop at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena on Saturday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

The multi-GRAMMY-winning soul singer will debut new material during these intimate shows alongside his many critically acclaimed hits. Last month, Maxwell debuted “We Never Saw It Coming,” his reflective new song and his first piece of new music since 2016.

The song’s music video, ‘The Glass House,’ is a chilling music short-film starring Maxwell and activist/actress/model Yomi Abiola. The film was written and directed by Jay Z collaborators Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

Watch the video here: The Glass House Video

A 20th anniversary reissue of Maxwell’s 1998 album ‘Embrya’ will also be released this fall.

Tickets for Maxwell ranging from $59.00 to $99.00 go on sale this Friday, July 27 at 10 AM. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visithardrockhotelatlanticcity.com.

Son of Holocaust Survivor to Discuss Trip Back to Family Hometown in Germany

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Galloway, N.J. _ Two children of Holocaust survivors, including Lennard Hammerschlag of Atlantic City, traced their family roots in July when they traveled with two Stockton University faculty members to their parents’ hometowns in Germany, bringing with them a Torah from the Lauenau synagogue, which Adolf Hammerschlag took with him into emigration almost 80 years ago.

Lennard Hammerschlag and Gail Rosenthal, director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton, will speak about the trip at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Shirat Hayam Synagogue, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor as part of the summer Salute to Stockton Lecture Series.  The talk is free and open to the public.

(The talk by Jessie Finch of Stockton, previously scheduled for Aug. 3, has been canceled.)

BACKGROUND:

In 1938 and 1939, the Moritz Family from Frankfurt am Main and the Hammerschlag family from the village of Lauenau were lucky enough to escape Nazi Germany.  Both families settled in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) where after the war, Lutz Hammerschlag met Wally Moritz. They fell in love, got married in 1948 and had four children.

Two of the children, Mark of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Lennard of Atlantic City and Cape Town, South Africa returned to Germany in July with Michael Hayse, Associate Professor of Historical Studies at Stockton, and Gail Rosenthal, Director of the Sara and Sam Schoffer Holocaust Resource Center at Stockton.

In Frankfurt, the group visited the addresses where the Hammerschlags’ maternal grandparents, Ludwig and Rosie Moritz, lived with their daughter, Wally (born 1929). They also visited the memorial to Frankfurt Jews murdered in the Holocaust, which stands on the site of the synagogue to which the family belonged. It was destroyed by arson on Kristallnacht in November 1938.

In Lauenau, they were the invited guests of the town. The Hammerschlags’ ancestors were the first Jewish family to settle in the village, probably in the late 1700s. The prayer house for the small Jewish community of the town was in a room of their home, which was also the address of Adolf Hammerschlag’s textile business.

A highlight of the visit was the temporary return of the Torah scroll from the Lauenau synagogue. It was passed down to Hammerschlag’s children. In Lauenau, Pharmacist Thomas Berger has been instrumental in remembering the Jewish community that was destroyed and scattered by the Nazis.

OceanFirst Foundation Makes Atlantic City the First Stop in Awarding $150,000 in 2018 Arts & Cultural Grants

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (1)

OceanFirst Foundation took the show on the road to Atlantic City, NJ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, when it presented grants totaling $7,500 to the Atlantic City Ballet ($2,500), The Schultz-Hill Foundation ($2,500), the Bay Atlantic Symphony ($1,500) and Atlantic City Arts Foundation ($1,000) as part of its 2018 Arts & Cultural Grant. Pictured are (from left to right) Keisha Jones, Assistant Vice President Branch Manager, OceanFirst Bank of Atlantic City, Nagisa Suzuki, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Ionut Zaharia, Dancer Atlantic City Ballet, Michael Hoebler, Development Manager Atlantic City Ballet, Phyllis Papa, Founding Artistic Director Atlantic City Ballet, MK Thomas, Vice President Atlantic City Ballet, Jenny Scarborough, Board Member Atlantic City Ballet, Art Korth, Trustee Atlantic City Ballet, Gary Hill, President/Founder Schultz-Hill Foundation, Jeanne Eisele, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Meg Sippey, Executive Director Bay Atlantic Symphony, Joyce Hagen, Executive Director Atlantic City Arts Foundation, Kathleen Woodring, Board Member Schultz-Hill Foundation, Kathy Durante, Executive Director OceanFirst Foundation, and David Murray, Orchestra Director & Instrumental Music Teacher of Sovereign Avenue School. OceanFirst Foundation will make four more presentations between now and July 24, 2018, awarding $150,000 in Arts & Cultural Grants to 56 organizations that support artistic and cultural endeavors in communities within the OceanFirst Bank business footprint.

HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY ANNOUNCES ITS GRAND OPENING

Posted on April 18, 2018 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

                                  HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY

ANNOUNCES ITS GRAND OPENING DATE & FIRST EVER ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP DURING LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE

NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA & ATLANTIC CITY

GRAND OPENING DATE

June 28, 2018


Atlantic City, NJ (April 18, 2018) - Today, Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. This announcement included a star-studded entertainment lineup with more than 50 shows and events that will go on sale Friday, April 20th. This unprecedented event will create sound waves for the coastal town with over 200 nights of music, ranging from A-list artists, epic bands and headlining comedians. The unveiling of the Grand Opening date along with the all-star lineup and the hotel reservations announcements were revealed simultaneously at a three-city press conference in New York City, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.


“The Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will set the tone for a new era of entertainment in Atlantic City. Our 500 million dollar, newly reimagined property will offer something for everyone and we’re thrilled to welcome our first guests in June,” stated Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will be the new go-to destination for world-class entertainment, rock star service and their signature legendary vibe. The music-inspired hotel will feature dynamic culinary experiences, superstar performances, sporting events, a beach bar and a spectacular casino complete with more than 2,100 slot machines and 120 table games. The entertainment lineup set to kick off the summer will include A-list talent and performances, such as Amy Schumer and Friends, Florida Georgia Line, Kid Rock plus over 50 shows and events booked for the new casino resort.

On any given day of the year, musical talent will include artists that are leading the music scene across the nation. From Country artists like Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Trace Adkins to Broadway sensations, such as Rock of Ages and Million Dollar Quartet, guests will have access to a variety of genres. Legendary artists like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and rock favorites such as Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield, Steely Dan and Stone Temple Pilots with Bush & The Cult will all set the stage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.


2018 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP


7/1 - 9/16- Motor City Live: A Motown Tribute

7/5- Third Eye Blind

7/6 - Country Fridays featuring Kellie Pickler

7/12 - Ted Nugent

7/13 & 7/14 - Florida Georgia Line

7/20 - Country Fridays featuring A Thousand Horses

7/21 - Chris Young

7/26 - Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo and Rick Springfield

7/26 - Rascal Flatts

7/27 & 7/28 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

8/1 - Stone Temple Pilots & Bush & The Cult

8/4 - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

8/9 - George Thorogood

8/11- Million Dollar Quartet

8/18 - Blake Shelton

8/23 - Counting Crows with LIVE

8/26 - Toby Keith and Trace Adkins

9/1- Amy Schumer and Friends

9/8 - Fab Faux

9/22 - Cole Swindell

10/13 - Steely Dan

10/19 &10/20 - Kid Rock

10/30 - 11/4- Rock of Ages

4/30/19-5/6/19 - Kinky Boots


*Tickets on sale Friday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m. at http://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com/


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City launches online room reservations; visit www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com or call (609) 449-1000. Hotel Guests can book now to experience music inspired offerings such as The Sound of Your Stay program.


Hard Rock International

With venues in 75 countries, including 181 cafes, 25 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties 

Local Author Turiya S.A. Raheem to Speak on Black Women in Islam

Posted on March 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (5)


Local Author Turiya S.A. Raheem to Speak on ‘Black Women in Islam

Galloway, N.J. – Atlantic City native and author Turiya S. A. Raheem will speak on “Black Women in Islam” at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Room 211 at The Carnegie Center, 35 S. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Atlantic City.

The event is hosted by Stockton University’s Africana Studies Program and The Muslim Students Association.

Raheem is the author of Growing Up in the Other Atlantic City: Wash’s and the Northside, which examines African-American life in Atlantic City before casinos. Her latest book, Why We Chose This Way, examines real-life stories about African-American Muslim women.

Raheem accepted Al-Islam as her way of life in Washington, D.C. in 1978. She has also lived in Cleveland, Boston, Tuskegee, Atlanta and Capitol Heights, Maryland. After 32 years away, she returned to Atlantic City in 2008 to live a semi-retired life. She continues to teach English and Cultural Geography and is a creative activist for all things positive in her community.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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